The Village of San Juan Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan Festivals Festival Atitlan, the Lake Atitlan area has many events and festivals every year, and 2016 is no exception.  If you are planning a trip to Lake Atitlan, plan around a Santiago Atitlan event and make your time special by attending Festival Atitlan.

Each March the village of Santiago, Lake Atitlan celebrates arts, culture, and music with Festival Atitlan, which has become one of the most interesting alternative cultural events in Guatemala.

Lake Atitlan Festivals | Festival Atitlan

With hot music, indigenous art, and terrific food, Festival Atitlan is the place to be.  Festival Atitlan’s stage showcases some of Guatemala’s favorite musical talent with live performances featuring musicians ranging from new and emerging stars to local legends.

This year’s line-up includes Kardamomo Project, Sol Andino, Ishto Jueves, Naik Madera, Killer Tomatos, Marco Trio Electric, Coro de Niños de Nebaj, Warrior Candela, Las Estrellas del Lago, Movimiento Jade, Carlos Funk, Trip Chatia and many more.

The mission of Festival Atitlan is to promote music and art culture in the area as well as an opportunity to raise money for a good cause.  This year proceeds will be donated to The Atitlan Cultural Park.

Festival Atitlan Info

Lake Atitlan Festivals

The Festival is being held at Tzam Chaj, located on the San Pedro side of town.

March 12, 2016 11:00am – 12:00am

March 13, 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm

How to Get to Santiago, Lake Atitlan

If you are traveling by car from Guatemala City or Antigua the easiest route is to travel to the town of Escuintla where you will turn on the coast highway towards Mazatenango.  When you get to Cocales you will take a right, eventually going through the village of Patulul until you reach San Lucas Toliman.  From San Lucas you will turn off of the main road and continue through the town until you reach Santiago.

If you are traveling from Panajachel, the easiest route is to take a festival boat.  Festival boats will being available from 9:30 am until 9:00pm.  Boats will drop you off in Santiago at the Posada de Santiago dock.